New cars 2014
There's been plenty of excitement within the motor industry in 2014 thanks to the launch of a wide range of new cars. There's still more to come in the final few months of the year and, as ever, there will be new technology, fuel-efficient engines and lighter construction materials on show. The vast majority of the new vehicles unveiled will be more economical than ever but still offer buyers improved performance and equipment levels.
Touchscreen infotainment systems have gone from cutting-edge technology only found in the most expensive cars to standard-fit equipment in many new ones and they are getting larger and easier to use, controlling everything from sat-nav, air-conditioning and stereo controls to apps on your mobile phone.
Small city cars like Peugeot 107, Citroen C1 and Toyota Ayo, which share a lot of the same parts, are all 2014 debutants and bigger cars like the new MINI hatchback and Mercedes C-Class saloon have also been launched this year. The third-generation Audi TT recently became available to order and the seven-seater Nissan X-Trail is now on sale too.
The new Ford Focus and Nissan Juke are essentially facelifted versions of the old models but they have been hotly anticipated because they're such big sellers in the UK. Read on for the top ten best new cars of the year.